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Reggie Speaks Out On Wii Shortage

Discussion in 'Nintendo News & Rumors' started by i0n, Mar 6, 2007.

  1. i0n

    i0n :eek:

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    Almost 4 months from the Official launch date many 'would-be-wii'ers' are still finding it difficult getting their hands on a console, with many still resorting to store campouts.

    In a recent interview with TheHub, NoA President Reggie Fils-Aime had this to say when asked about the Wii availability:

    Link: http://hubmagazine.com/?p=157
     
  2. Wii_BrEnDo2007

    Wii_BrEnDo2007 Gran Turismo

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    ohh that is bad!
     
  3. wezeles

    wezeles Guru of everything Ninty

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    less than 3... meaning 0 units.. untill what once every 2 or 3 sundays then sold out in 15 minutes...lol
     
  4. MasterJedi2U

    MasterJedi2U Banned

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    Lol...its INSANE! And I'm so happy that this is the case. As long as they keep making 99% of them flawless things should be perfect. Isn't it awesome how rare complete malfunctions are? Even on this forum we rarely hear anyone having to return their Wii to get it fixed or get a new one from the factory which I think shows just how determined and great Nintendo is...unlike Sony and the endless bugs, screwups, and upgrades.
     
  5. Phelyx

    Phelyx Just another Wiitard

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    Wait a minute, there is 7% of stores with 3 or more Wii's. Something odd going on here. :0
     
  6. Haz

    Haz Nintendo Encyclopedia

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    eBay has loads.... If people are that in need, get one online.
     
  7. Byuakuya

    Byuakuya Bleach & Heroes fan.

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    i hate these ebay idiots. they buy more than they need to sell off and make a profit. people that actually want the wiis are disappointed because of them.
     
  8. Half Empty

    Half Empty CHAD SMITH IS KING!

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    Wow only three per store? That's not very good lol But at least Nintendo is selling all these consoles so fast.
     
  9. StevenNevets

    StevenNevets WiiChat Member

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    Ya stores selling things is totaly fine with me, but regular people doing it just for profits is quite annoying...

    Unless it's launch, for hundreds/thousands profits you can't blame anyone.
     
  10. Arnaud

    Arnaud JP Wii owner

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    blueradio get crunk.

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    wow that's crazy the wii is gaining popularity like wild fire.
     
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    think of how many stores there are world wide.
     
  13. yobryan2001

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    well I got lucky when I got mine, I just walked into a walmart lookin for a TV and my mom asked them about a wii and they had about 3 in the back.... It wasn't even on a sunday, it was like a thursday afternoon!!!
     
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    Im in Western Australia, looking to buy a Wii in about 2 weeks so hopefully there will be a little bit of stock then.
     
  15. Marc

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    I've had to buy mine on eBay. granted I paid over the odds, but there was no chance of getting one elsewhere on line, or from a store for that matter.
     
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    RedProdigy NOD fanatic

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    I think it's great that the Wii is selling like hotcakes. If only Nintendo can pump out more. 4 million is almost already half of the amount of 360s sold!
     
  17. blogman54

    blogman54 Wiifan54

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    Gamestop.com has bundles also sometimes ebay might be the way to go they sell for alot cheaper in bundles I am getting mine in June or July so I shouldn't have a problem :scared:
     
  18. Smokin Wiid

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    Eff all the greedy e-bay sellers. I won't pay them. :nono: What happened to the "million a month" they were supposed to be manufacturing? Nintendo is not being forthcoming about the supply chain.
     
  19. Sovieto

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    i believe doing a world wide launch was a strategy to create hype because they knew they wouldnt be able to supply enough then
     
  20. wezeles

    wezeles Guru of everything Ninty

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    lol give it up... there is no reason to bash it just cause its outselling... the fact is sony and nintendo are the only ones with strong "world" markets.. xbox isnt there yet... but i think they will be this time around with ps3 being out... they have sold over 5 million units in 4 months.. no one could keep up with that....
     

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